The state of California is probably one of the most popular and the most sought after tourist destinations on the west coast. While it is a popular summer holiday destination and considered to be a central hub for entertainment, there are certain areas in California that are a bit more laid-back and mellow. In particular, the northern end of California provides a more natural ambiance, with its many forests, mountains, and national parks. One city you should check out if you’re looking for this atmosphere is Grass Valley. Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the quaint town provides a picturesque scenery straight out of a postcard, with 19th-century buildings standing tall against the backdrop of mountains. Grass Valley has been known throughout history to be a mecca of gold mining and today, it strives to preserve its history for tourists visiting town. If you’re planning a trip to Grass Valley, check out our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Grass Valley, California.
It’s hard to imagine a combination of rustic and modern, but this one-bedroom apartment hits it right on the nail. The rustic and wooden furniture blends well with the modern features and appliances. Aside from the usual features of a one-bedroom unit, the apartment also comes with an office space, should you need to check your emails once in a while. Located inside an 1860s triplex-type building, the apartment is just a few minutes away from the best outdoor activities Grass Valley has to offer.
Downtown Grass Valley Triplex #2Grass Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Host:kind thoughtful & communicative couplegreat place super hostsRead more reviewsthey have a fabulous place- it’s a great location close to everythingclose to everything mardie and jeff are kind communicative offer a darling place
Enjoy the modern and chic feel of this guest suite in Grass Valley. The unit is designed in a modern yet charming European style that will make you want to relax all day, especially on its king-size bed. If you’re traveling for leisure, this is an ideal accommodation since it’s located walking distance from downtown. It’s also ideal if you’re a business traveller because the suite comes with a work desk, where you can catch up on your deadlines and emails. Also, the unit is newly renovated, so you can expect to have a “suite life”!
Spacious, private, well-located guest unitGrass Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsclean place comfortable very good placeRead more reviewsgreat location and we easily walked to down town grass valley for dinnergreat spade good location to downtown clean easy check in
Fondly called Butler Place, this one-bedroom guest house provides a contemporary yet charming ambiance for its guests. From the moment you enter, you will be met with complete privacy despite the guest house being located behind the main house of the host. It looks simple from the outside, but inside is an interior design dream with a clever mix of neutrals and patterns. All furniture and appliances are modern as the place is newly renovated. Out the back, you will get to enjoy your own private covered deck for when you need to relax and unwind.
Butler Place-In Town Grass ValleyGrass Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsa plus is the private balcony and great air conditioningthe air-conditioning works beautifully and the apartment bathroom and kitchen are sparkling cleanmodern and comfortable with great amenities full size kitchen/living space bathroom and bedroom and very comfortable beddingthis adorable cottage has it all it’s comfortable clean and in a lovely section of townit's spotless and very comfortable in every way- from the cozy linens to the bed and couchvery clean and comfortableit was very cleanvery clean and easy to findit was clean and very welcomingthe place was extremely clean and hip
Host:justin is a great hostjustin is a great hostjustin and aldo were great hosts and checked in during our stayjustin is a great communicator and very responsivebutler place is awesome justin and aldo were super thoughtful hostsRead more reviewslocated in a nice quiet neighborhood close to downtownnice location and neighborhoodthe location was perfectit is located in a safe quiet neighborhood close to town and the fairgroundsplace was nice and cute
Taste a bit of Japan when you stay at this lovely retreat in the middle of pine trees and complete privacy. The one-bedroom cabin called Paradise Pines is modern yet maintains the wooden accents that gives it a cozy vibe. You can also enjoy a lot of space from the wide living room to the vast bedroom, which houses a king-size bed and two warm side lamps. Outside, you will get to enjoy the scenery of Japanese gardens surrounding the house, no matter what the weather is, plus a private hot tub and barbecue area all to yourself.
Paradise Pines Private Hot Tub, Relax and enjoy!Grass Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswe loved having our coffee and breakfast on the patiovery spacious comfortable and pleasant space their garden and the hot tub are great bonuses that complete the experiencethis place is definitely air bnb gold the accommodations were very cozy and very relaxingthere were nice blankets in the living room that made hanging out and reading feel like a luxurythe space was perfect for us and the bed was very comfortablehot tub was clean and relaxingthe house itself is clean and privatebeautifully clean property and homethe suite was clean and so welcomingthe place was clean
Host:mary jayne was a fabulous hostmary jayne was a lovely hostmary jane and paul are great hostsour host was wonderful and responsiveamazing hosts that know the local area and give proper directions to visitorsRead more reviewsgreat location next to the parkthe location is is very peaceful and conveniently located across the street from a park with hikingits location was perfect for our needsgreat quiet location close to downtown grass valleyparadise pines is definitely the spot for a quiet weekend away
Located in the backyard of the host’s property, you will get to enjoy complete privacy in this quirky and adorable Tiki-themed guest house. You will find all sorts of Hawaiian and Polynesian decor and touches all over the house. The queen-size bed can fit two people comfortably, but if needed, the sofa bed is also convertible into another double-size bed. Due to the steps and narrow ramp leading up to the house, however, the property may not be wheelchair accessible. You may also hear some chickens from time to time as they live in a coop near the backyard.
Tiki In the Pines studio walk to downtown pvt bathGrass Valley, Ca, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewstv and couch position are greatgood luck figuring out the heater controllercomfy bed good coffee and lovely touches in a small but stylish spaceeverything very comfortable and the decor wisks you away to the south seasthe bed is super comfortable for twogreat place great communication very cleanroom was clean and thoughtfully decoratedplace was clean and pleasantamie’s place is spotless clean with lovely decor touchesexcellent clean cute theme and comfortable space
Host:amie is an awesome hostthe host was greatamie was a thoughtful and responsive hostamie was super accommodatingamie was also very communicative and helpfulRead more reviewsgreat location walk to downtowngreat location in walking distance to local attractionslittle cute and nice placea great location a couple blocks from downtown grass valleynice location near downtown grass valley
This little bungalow is great for two to four people travelling to Grass Valley for either leisure or work. The overlook feel and facade of the bungalow is simple yet you can see the elegance blended well with it. The host sees to it that the bungalow, fondly named Sweet 101, is well-maintained and kept clean at all times. There is also an open deck, where you can enjoy the sun and admire the blossoming surroundings. Its location is a plus, as well, since it’s near many restaurants and shops.
Sweet 101Grass Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsreally nice place lots of bang for $$ stylish decor good coffee and large kitchen bathtub good locationthe living room and bedroom were comfortable for relaxingwell equipped and comfortable for 2 people to wind down after worksweet place with a well equipped kitchencomfortable and cozy on a cold winter nightvery clean easy to findit was really clean as wellvery clean and comfortable environmentthe place is clean confortable amabilidadvery clean neat and well organized
Host:matt & haven were great hostsmatthew and haven were great hostsmatthew and haven were friendly and generous hostshelpful and responsive hostsfriendly hosts always with a smileRead more reviewsthe location was perfect for a nice walk to the downtown areacozy place great location for usthis place is a very cute little housethe cute little place is located walking distance to an awesome park for kids of all agescheck in was easy and the location was close to town
This charming cottage is located in the backyard of the host’s main house, but provides complete privacy for its guests. The only shared area is the large backyard and beautiful gardens, which is filled with blossoming plants and fruitful trees. If the apple and nectarine trees bear fruit, you can even help yourself to freshly picked fruits. Inside, a king-size bed awaits you after a long day and a full granite kitchen where you can prepare your favorite meals. The property is also walking distance from downtown, so accessibility is a plus.
Butler Cottage-In town-Grass ValleyGrass Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewscharming modern amenities and complete kitchencomfortable bed and soothing ceiling fanthe kitchen is fantastic and the king sized mattress was very comfortablei slept on the sofa bed and it was comfortablethis cottage is cozy modern and super cleanclean and quietclean and charmingclean convenient and well equippedvery clean quiet and comfortablevery clean and very well thought out
Host:thank you for hosted me justin ;)the hosts are all amazingjustin was very helpful and responsive to our questionsjustin and aldo were both hospitable and easy to reach when questions needed answeringjustin was very responsive for check-in proceduresRead more reviewsan excellent location that is close to downtown and near the parksgreat location to downtown just a few minutes drivequiet location with pleasant neighbors and beautiful park 1/2 block awaycute little gem in grass valley with super convenient locationthe location is ideal; very quiet and peaceful with an easy walk to town
If you’re the one who loves to look at and be surrounded by flowers, plants, and trees, this accommodation will be like heaven for you. Located on a hillside overlooking downtown Grass Valley, you will get to enjoy privacy at this garden cottage. From the outside all the way inside, the style of the cottage is very colorful and quirky, almost eccentric, and adds a unique touch to the cottage. Aside from the usual amenities of a guest house, including a comfortable queen-size bed, you will get to enjoy the backyard and front porch, as well.
Eccentric Garden Cottage Downtown Grass Valley!Grass Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsheater worked amazingly wellcottage is very comfortable and quietgreat kitchen living space & well lit patio & outdoor areakyle’s air bnb cottage is charming peaceful so comfortable and conveniently locatedthis cottage had everything we needed for a long and comfortable stayvery clean peaceful place to staythe space was very clean and decoratedthe place was sparkling clean something essential in mid 2020clean space lovely property and cozy touchescharming artsy zen sparkling clean colorful cozy and comfortable
Host:genuine kind and very responsive hosts make you feel right at homekyle was a wonderful host very timely in his responses and consideratelovely place friendly hosts & a great vibe highly recommendkyle and sita rama were great hosts who accommodated us during the power outages in the areahad a wonderful stay hosts were incredibly friendlyRead more reviewseasy walking distance to townsuper cute cottage with perfect location in downtown grass valleyclose to downtown for daytime and night time funclose to town and easy to findwe'll likely be back to this place :)
Housed in a 1900s preserved Victorian home, this accommodation still holds its charm while presenting modern features. It has three bedrooms, five beds, and can fit up to ten guests. This is ideal for large groups or big families who are visiting Grass Valley. The incredibly spacious house features a modern open kitchen, a large living room with a fireplace, two bathrooms, a laundry room, and a covered porch where you can relax in the afternoons. For the kids, there is also a playground available.
Spacious Grass Valley Home-close to everythingGrass Valley , California, United States
Top guest reviewsthe beds were amazingly comfortablethe espresso machine in the kitchen was a huge plusthis space is perfect short walk to town lots of space comfortable with a great deckvery ample space for guests and beds were comfy thanks so muchvery spacious and lots of sleeping options kitchen was great but not much dining space for large groupsthe place was clean and had everything we needed and then somequiet neighborhood spacious home clean and invitinghome was clean and we'll arrangedthird the house is well appointed clean and had everything we needed for our staythe house was very clean and in a great location
Host:zachary was a great host and communicated instantly throughout our bookinghosts were super responsive and accommodating to our changing planszach and tracy were great hostsfirst of all zach and tracy are amazing hostswe loved the christmas touches zach and tracy were great hostsRead more reviewsthe house is super cute and so close to townthe location is just outside grass valley’s downtown and is easy to get tobeautiful and spacious perfect locationit is a short 5-10 minute walk to downtown grass valley so the location was great toothe location was great and it was a very kid friendly house
Located above a garage in a quiet neighborhood, this spacious and open floor plan apartment is only a few minutes’ walk away from downtown Grass Valley and many of its tourist sites. The location is an ideal place for those who wish to be near the sites but at the same time want to enjoy a quiet evening after your busy day. Since it’s on the second floor, the apartment allows you to enjoy the views and is surrounded by several trees to add to the peaceful ambiance.
Sweet, upstairs studio with local viewsGrass Valley, California, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsglad to have a comfy bed and air conditioned spacedawn provided everything necessary to make ourselves comfortablethe room is quite large the ac is effective the fans quiet and also effectivea spacious clean inviting space with good air conditioning and ceiling fansmy husband and i had a great stay at dawn's apartmentspacious clean and quietquiet friendly clean neighborhooddawn keeps the space clean and very welcomingthe space is clean and efficienteverything was very clean extra toothbrushes were a bonus (forgot mine)
Host:our host was accommodating and helpfulthe hosts were responsive and helpfuldawn was a great host who was very responsive to our questions before and during out staythe host dawn is very welcoming and availablegreat host and nice comfortable place to stayRead more reviewscute studio walking distance to towngreat location to downtowngreat location and nice touchescute studio walking distance to grass valleygreat location and a good time
Discover the uniqueness of Grass Valley
A visit to Grass Valley is sure to be a unique experience with its picturesque town and beautiful (some even quirky) homes. No matter what the theme of the accommodation is, one thing is certain that you’ll have a relaxed and memorable time in Grass Valley.
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